There are a very few personalities that are memorable in the wrestling industry. Some wrestlers, announcers and commentators take a permanent place in our hearts. Gene Okerlund was one of them. He recently passes away at the age of 76, and the wrestling industry mourned his loss.
He was a professional wrestler and turned into a backstage interviewer after his retirement. He is one of the best interviewers the wrestling industry has ever produced. He has interviewed many legends and has also been part of many memorable storylines.
He was signed with the WWE before he passed away and made sporadic appearances. Vince McMahon talked about Gene on His Twitter: “It was impossible not to crack a smile whenever “Mean” Gene Okerlund entered a room.
He was the voice behind so many of WWE’s most iconic and entertaining moments, and the WWE family will miss him immensely”. Hulk Hogan talked about Gene on His Twitter: “The best partner I ever had. We never rehearsed or did anything scripted from a writer.
Gene would ask me “hey big man what do u want to do?” I would always answer “just follow you brother” and it worked from 1980 - 2017. RIP my brother HH”. Shane McMahon talked about Gene on His Twitter: “Gene Okerlund was always a consummate pro.
His iconic voice, personality, and talent helped so many superstars climb to the top.
I am deeply saddened by his passing. RIP Mean Gene”.